France is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It’s a country filled with art, fine cuisine and architecture to name but a few. The Southern regions of France have always been considered a luxurious place to visit. Cannes film festival is held there, and it’s also home to other celebrity hot spots such as St Tropez and Monte Carlo. It’s a wonderful part of the world whether you’re going for a weekend travel break or family holiday. Here are top five things you can do when you visit this breathtaking part of the world.
- Visit the Pont Du Gard
The Pont Du Gard is a striking three story Roman bridge and aqueduct. If you are interested in history, this wonderfully well-preserved structure is a great insight into ancient times. Take a picnic and grab a spot along the river. Eat your picnic and soak up the French sunshine underneath this marvellous attraction. Pont Du Gard also has an excellent museum where you can take a walk through history to learn more about the structure and its original uses. There are local buses that run every 2 hours from Avignon, so it’s easy to get there too. This is a definite must see
2. Explore the Grotte de Clamouse
Grotte de Clamouse is a once in a lifetime experience in the region of Languedoc. Be taken down one hundred metres into this set of beautiful fossilised caves. You will never experience such a unique natural beauty anywhere else. Discover how they were formed and explore the different sized caves and cavities. This is a particularly great activity if the weather isn’t great too. If you’re interested in staying within this area, visit Languedoc holiday homes. Some accommodation will provide discounts and transport to attractions such as this.
3. Take to the skies
If you’re visiting the Languedoc Roussillon area, you must take a hot air balloon ride. See the rich landscape from the air and take in the sights from a different perspective. There’s nothing more romantic that taking a balloon ride. Why not make it a surprise activity for your other half? With it’s laid back approach to sight seeing, you’ll be able to take in every part of the mountains, rivers and countryside.
The region also has a number of flying tours available. These are wonderful if you want to see sights such as the Cathar castles. Try to learn as much as you can from your tour guide, who will know countless information about the area.
4. Relax on the Canal Du Midi
This canal is one of the most famous in the South of France. Hire a canal boat for the day or for the whole week. The Canal is one of the longest in the region so you’ll have plenty to see and you can stop off at local points of interest. Buy some local delicacies from your lock keepers for a real taste of Southern France.
There are so many wonderful things you can do in the South of France. It was very difficult to pick only four. It’s a beautiful place to visit and even if you only get to do one or two of these things, you’ll still have a fabulous time.